forex | light | 250 x 250 x 250 cm
Anti Sol is science fiction and mysticism, proportion theory and conceptual art. Like the black monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Anti Sol appears to stem from another world, weightlessly suspended in space. The object‘s flashing lights signify a Morse code in a strange and foreign language, communicating with the observer without providing the key for decryption. The sculptural piece Anti Sol is a formally distinct entity, suggesting a narrative element.
As a sculpture, Anti Sol refers to the Cube installations by Sol LeWitt. Moritz Stumm transfers the physical grid-like properties in Sol LeWitts sculptures into the medium of light. For this purpose the empty spaces in LeWitts constructions are replaced by black solid planes. Four light sources radiate from the interior of the cube through the visible grids. The resulting patterns of light survey the dimensions of the space surrounding the cube and extend the sculpture into its environment. The light emanating from Stumms sculpture pervades its surroundings and creates a visible relation between the dimensions of the room and the size of the observer. The light intertwines the proportions of the surrounding space with the proportions of the sculpture, which are again proportionally reflected in the size of the observer.